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Five Scale Positions
- Parts One, Two & Three -
(For 'Blues In G', 'Songs In Bb Major' & 'Songs In G Minor')!
Are you looking for a fun way to learn all 'Five Minor Pentatonic Scale Positions' for blues and beyond*? If so, the following exercise provides a simple way to increase comfort and increase confidence when creating guitar solos! *Note: This exercise is also great for learning how to play over Bb Major as well as G minor!
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A Simple Rock Solo!
Here is a common scenario. We are invited to solo over a set of chord changes that do not come from the same key. As for the song below, a local songwriter showed me a song called 'Prairie Portraits'. All of the chords are from the key of E Minor accept for one. The 'non-diatonic' chord in this case amounts to an 'A Major chord' that substitutes for the 'A Minor chord' that normally goes with the key of E Minor. So, 'what to do'. In this case I just played the E Minor Pentatonic Blues Scale against the chords and found that it all fits perfectly! In the following, beginner-friendly, solo I have outlined the chord progression in two separate octaves to get you started. After you get a good feel for this written solo, I recommend that you fire up the backing track and explore the many melodic possibilities as you improvise using the E Minor Pentatonic Blues Scale !
Soloing Over Five Positions!
This solo takes the player up the fretboard and through five 'pentatonic scale positions' and then returns in reverse order through the same five 'pentatonic scale positions'! It is a 'great study' that is also 'great fun' to play!
Minor Pentatonic Scale Study!
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'Every G' In Three Shapes!
Use this simple-and-fun exercise to find every 'G' on the guitar's fretboard using only 'three octave shapes'. This simple system builds confidence and competence for locating 'all of the other notes' as well!